Broken hearts, empty promises, nostalgic feelings, and the longing to love and be loved again. These are some of the now common phases of life that we go through. It seems normal to go through courtship, to have an ‘In a Relationship’ or ‘It’s Complicated’ status in Facebook. Sadly, it also seems normal to have your heart broken and charge it to experience. Don’t get trapped in the rat race of love, courtship and relationships.
In a world where the word ‘Love’ has lost its real meaning in a flurry of shallow statements such as “I love chocolate”, “I love books”, “I love Facebook”, how do we know what it really means when someone tells you “I love you”?
This entry has been inspired by Max Lucado’s book “A Love Worth Giving” which has taught me a huge deal about real love. Parts of this entry has been taken from a part of his book on “Love Believes all Things” I’m writing this entry as the first of a series based on his book. His writings have been a wonderful experience to me.
There are a lot of people today wondering about their feelings for someone else.
There’s a young teenage girl who is puzzled by the lack of feelings she has for a guy with whom she was wild about. But the minute he showed interest in her, she lost interest.
There’s a young mom who’s experience of diapers and midnight feedings aren’t any fun. They ask “Am I low on love?”
This entry has been inspired by Max Lucado’s book ‘A Love Worth Giving’
How do you answer the question of love? Is there a way to assess that quality of your affection? A DNA test for love perhaps?
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” – 1 Corinthians 13:6
The apostle Paul says there i a test for love.
Want to know if what you feel is genuine love? Ask yourself this: “Do I encourage this person to do what is right?”
For true love “takes no pleasure in other’ people’s sins but delights in the truth” – 1 Corinthians 13:6
One lady calls another and says “We’re friends, right?”
“Yeah, we’re friends.”
“If my husband asks, you tell him we were together at the movies last night.”
“But we weren’t.”
“I know, but I was, well, I was with another guy and – hey, you’ll do that for me, won’t you? We’re friends, right? Tighter than sisters, right?”
Love doesn’t ask someone to do what is wrong.
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” – 1 Corinthians 3:16
If you find yourself prompting evil in others, check yourself. This is not love. And if others prompt evil in you, be alert. This is not love.
“Whoever loves a brother or a sister lives in the light and will not cause anyone to stumble.” – 1 John 2:10
“You are sinning against Christ when you sin against other Christians by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong.” – 1 Corinthians 8:12 NLT
Do you want to know if your love for someone is true? Ask yourself: “Do I influence this person to do what is right?”
If your answer is yes, congratulations – you are practicing the right kind of love in your relationship with that person.